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CBS
Dec 3, 2013 5:00pm EST
is a cardiovascular event. >> one day after the improved website went live, president obama wants americans to give healthcare.gov another chance. >> and the president today says it is clear there's a high demand out there for affordable care. tara is at the white house with the latest. >> president obama is asking americans who need insurance to come back to newly overhauled healthcare.gov. >> do not let the initial problems discourage you because it's working better now and it's going to keep on working better over time. >> the obama administration says more than 1 million people logged on to the site monday and the system did no
Al Jazeera America
Dec 3, 2013 8:00pm EST
is that obamacare is here to stay president obama urged americans to ignore republicans who the president says are routing for the affordable care abilit act to f. >> i have always said i will work with anybody to employment anemployment -- implement and improve this law effectively. >> deffectively. do you have good ideas in. bring them to me and let's go. it's part of a white house strategy to promote healthcare until december 23rd. mike viqueira was there at the president's speech and he joins us to the white house. >> we are not going back, john, that is what president obama said he was talking about the days before the affordable care ability when 41 million americans were uninsured. what the president was trying to do se essentially is saying we e not going back to the last two months. the president's healthcare.gov website where folks go on the individual market place to get insurance has been a disaster. and the president now believes that they have turned -- that is what he was trying to do is get back on offense here. he has nervous democrats and look being ingandlooking at whae gube
Al Jazeera America
Dec 4, 2013 4:00pm EST
is growing, but so is the income gap between rich and poor americans. president obama addressed the problem. >> the lack of upward mobility that has jeopardized middle class america's if you work hard you can get ahead. this is defining of our time. making sure that our economy works for every working american. >> the president did not propose any initiatives during his speech. but he said a rapidly growing of deficit opportunity is a bigger threat than the fiscal. we'll go to danny, professor of economics, great to have you back. >> thank you. >> a pleasure, you heard just a moment ago, america's dangerously growing income is defining the challenge of our time. is the president correct, or is he, as some would say, overstating the income inequality and wealth gap argument with that kind of a statement? >> no, if anything there is an understatement. he's absolutely correct saying that it is a defining problem. and this problem has just--it has been exacerbated by global pressures. it is an issue that the white house--i had an opportunity to attend a summit at the white house by the presiden
Al Jazeera America
Dec 4, 2013 6:00am EST
reform is under the way. it is to encourage sign-ups. president obama urged americans to ignore republicans saying they are rooting for the program to fail. >> i have always said i will work with anybody to implement and improve the law effectively. if you've got good ideas, bring them to me. let's go. but, we're not repealing it as long as i'm president. i want to make it clear about that. >> the sign up for deadlines who want medical coverage at the start of next year is december 23rdrd. it is pushing a nonprofit group in nashville to help struggling musicians navigate the side. robert ray has that story. [ ♪ music ] >> look in any direction, on any corner, and there is a singer, is a song writer and mel oddy maker. nashville. where local drummer andy has been playing clubs for 30 years. living gig to gig, with little and sometimes no health insurance. >> they were hard to qualify for, if you had pre-existing conditions, you were out of it. the nature of being a musician is like a roller-coaster ride. >> the music industry has a major economic impact. it's most visible here
CNN
Dec 4, 2013 10:00am PST
inequality between the richest and poorest americans is on president obama's mind today, likely the focus of his state of the union address in january. a little while ago, the president spoke about that, and he had a special message for republicans who oppose the affordable care act. >> if you still don't like obama care, and i know you don't, even though it's built on market-based ideas of choice and competition in the private sector, then you should explain how exactly you'd cut costs and cover more people and make insurance more secure. you owe it to the american people to tell us what you are for. not just what you're against. >> our senior white house correspondent jim an costas is joining us from the white house right now. sounds the president was throwing down a little bit of a gauntlet to the republicans. what else did he say? >> he really was, wolf. you know, this was billed as a speech on the economy but as more and more details came out there are a couple of things that would emerge in his speech. he was sort of going back to his base trying to sort of enlivan what has been a d
MSNBC
Dec 3, 2013 10:00am PST
the money spent by bush administration and before this the obama administration, race to the top, all of the advancements we've been expecting, that american students have moved downward in these testings. we now rank below what we rank before. we're mid-range. actually rank below vietnam on math and reading scores. vietnam, which is not considered like shanghai and singapore, some other leading asian countries has now moved up. ron, you've studied a lot of this. you've covered all of these issues. what's going on here with our inability to make any headway on what is arguably a national security issue, the fact our kids are falling behind on math and science. >> you're exactly right. it is a national security issue. i would step back and put the education system in that big bucket of national institutions that are failing to adapt to the times. just like our other institutions letting us down right now. we have our leaders on the national and local level instead of getting together and figuring out what needs to be done, how do we modernize and transform our education system, they ar
CBS
Dec 2, 2013 4:00am EST
: and critics contend no matter how well the website works, the obama plan is flawed. that many americans will end up paying more for health insurance and have fewer choices. but this morning the fix is a relief to democratic lawmakers who have been trying to defend the botched rollout. >> this is the equivalent of having a great item that you want to buy in a store but not being able to get through the front door. it sounds like the front door has been opened successfully now, and hopefully we're going to have americans get access to health care they desperately need. >> now, people buying coverage through the insurance marketplaces have until december 23rd to sign up for plans to ensure that they have koonch on january 1st, and there's still no telling whether this website could handle the increase in volume expected as that next big deadline approaches. anne-marie? >> just a few weeks to go. i hope it all works out. susan mcginnis in washington, thank you. >>> coming up, a hollywood tragedy. we remember "fast and furious" paul walker killed in a car crash. >>> and in "moneywatch," dron
CNN
Dec 3, 2013 1:00pm PST
able to keep their plans. now with the obama care website kind of sort of working, the president is making his sales pitch to the american people again. >>> also in national news, we already know the train was going too fast. now we know the engineer says he was in a daze before it derailed. what else will we learn when investigators update us this hour on that deadly train crash in the bronx? >>> and the pop culture lead. johnny's in the -- thinking about the french government charging bob dylan for inciting hate? bob dylan? the times, indeed, are a changing. good afternoon, everyone, welcome to "the lead." great to be back with you. i'm jake tapper. we'll begin with the national lead for most of the year. paula deen held the award for worst public disaster, and obama care rolled out, bad headlines, frustrated customers. during that time president obama explained, and eventually apologized. the white house claiming healthcare.gov handled 1 million visitors without major issues, the president is launching a massive three-week-long blitz to entice americans back to the website to
FOX News
Dec 2, 2013 8:00am PST
bugs, crashes and glitches, the obama administration says the site where americans are supposed to shop for insurance can now handle up to 50,000 visitors at a time but critics, including some insurers say the fixes don't mean the site gets a clean bill of health. our chief white house correspondent ed henry joins us with more. what problems still remain for the president and his signature law? >> bottom line is the insurance companies are saying it's nice that the website deadline was -- appears to have been met in terms of getting things working more smoothly but the insurance companies believe the real deadline is about 30 days from now beginning of january when, you know, folks who enroll are actually going to be needing to move forward with the insurance and there are still problems with the so-called back end of the website in terms of getting people through the checkout line and connecting them to insurance companies. so there's still a lot more work to do even though advisers to the white house, outside advise ires are insisting they basically turned the corner. >> i think actua
Al Jazeera America
Dec 3, 2013 4:00pm EST
, wants to put a picture and a personality behind the scene. she wants americans and president obama to feel connected to her husband. he was doing this work as a subcontractor, for a u.s. agency, and the work was to set up internet access for the jewish community opinion he had this rally today that was atented by his wife, but also by a large representation of the jewish community. that is pushing for his release. he has lost 100-pounds and he even has more intense problems. >> left to die, by his country. what could be worse than thinking that your government isn't doing anything to bring you home. so what is the white house reaction to allen gross' situation. >> well, the president says he talked about this today, the situation is unacceptable. he demanding the immediate and unconditionallal release. how, jay carney, the president to get more -- the problem is we are having this cold war mentality. things haven't really fallen out with cuba. personally engaged and other international figures to use their influence with cuba, to bro mote the beliefs. at the forefront of discussion
FOX News
Dec 3, 2013 8:00am PST
and breaking news this hour. jon: president obama trying to resell obamacare 2.0 to the american public. this after the self imposed fix deadline. but more lawsuits are trying to stop it before it gains speed. also disturbing developments after that deadly train derailment in new york city. we'll tell you what the ntsb is saying now. and a tip on a group of people giving generously in the name of religion to those who wait on us every day. these stories and much more all "happening now." well, right now on capitol hill, a house hearing on obamacare. welcome to a brand new hour of "happening now." jenna: and the chairman of the house committee saying that the president has developed a dangerous expansion of power and making up the law as he goes along to get what he wants when he wants it. >> from obamacare to immigration, the current administration is picking and choosing which laws to enforcement the president cannot refuse to enforce a law simply because he dislikes it. >> the administration's decision to defer action against particular individuals is neither unusual nor unconstitutio
CNN
Dec 4, 2013 11:00am PST
the richest and poorest americans. president obama focused on that near minutes ago. you'll hear his message on economic inequality. that's next. [ male announcer ] research suggests cell health plays a key role throughout our lives. one a day men's 50+ is a complete multivitamin designed for men's health concerns as we age. with 7 antioxidants to support cell health. one a day men's 50+. and better is so easy withrning you cabenefiber.o something better for yourself. fiber that's taste-free, grit-free and dissolves completely. so you can feel free to add it to anything. and feel better about doing it. better it with benefiber. humans. even when we cross our t's and dot our i's, we still run into problems. namely, other humans. which is why, at liberty mutual insurance, auto policies come with new car replacement and accident forgiveness if you qualify. see what else comes standard at libertymutual.com. liberty mutual insurance. responsibility. what's your policy? >>> a source tell s cnn's jim acosta, that the number of americans enrolling for obama care this week alone is higher than the nu
FOX News
Dec 1, 2013 4:00pm PST
's website to deliver health care options to million of americans. is it new and improved this weekend? the obama administration declares it has met the self-imposed deadline this weekend and healthcare.gov is fixed claiming the worst of all the bugs and the glitches and the crashes that have frustrated people are over and that the site can now cover its intended load of 50,000 people at once. they say it doesn't mean the site gets a clean bill of health. key parts remain unfinished and there are lingering questions over the security of inputting your personal business, your personal information on the website. live with the news tonight, steve? >> the obama administration is claiming victory in its push to fix that troubled health care website. healthcare.gov was officially launched october 1st but only now is it working properly. the agency responsible for building the site issued a six-page performance report saying the website's moving smoothly for the vast majority of its users. an obama adviser talked about the progress in a conference call with reporters. >> the site is now stab
CNN
Dec 3, 2013 2:00am PST
. >>> an american in cuba is appealing to president obama. alan gross wrote a letter and it's expected to be delivered today. in it, gross says the president should intervene personally in his case. this is part of a new strategy by gross' family to put direct pressure on the white house. "the washington post" obtained a copy of this letter. >>> it is 34 minutes past the hour. let's get a check of the weather. are we talking snow again? >> we are, but not yet. i'll start on the positive side this time, right? >> nice smile. thank you. >> on the southeast. let's talk about temperatures. look at these temperatures. they are amazing. in atlanta, 72 degrees. looks like as we get through thursday when the average is 58. even here in new york city, we are talking about temperatures above normal. >> nice! thank you! >> enjoy it because it's all changing. of course. look at the snow totals we have seen in the system out west. you can actually see pretty good amounts. this system today will push to the east and diving farther down to the south so seeing some snow through colorado today. let's t
CNBC
Dec 3, 2013 4:00am EST
. >>> a revamp and a resale. president obama will try to make the case again to the american people for his health care reform program. it has hit several stumbles still launching in october. >>> as the british prime minister visits china, the country's polit bureau expands domestic demand and pushes forward its key reform. >> announcer: you're watching "worldwide exchange," bringing you business news from around the globe. >> if you've just joined us stateside, u.s. futures are indicating a softer start after the close we saw yesterday. the s&p down nearly five right now. the dow is some, what, 35 points below fair value? the nasdaq at the moment is on fair value, just about the s&p 500 is around 3.5 points below fair value. european equities have been soft and we're down near the session lows. the cac 40 in france, up 1.5%. the italian market down 0.5%. meanwhile, u.s. vice president joe biden and the japanese prime minister shinzo abe have been giving a statement in tokyo. japanese prime minister abe saying we cannot accept china's one sided air defense zone over the east china sea throu
FOX News
Dec 3, 2013 6:00am PST
in the american political system. >> those cable pun people are good for something. >> the obama administration is laying out some environmental policies. among all of the new epa regulations, what are the critics fearful of? >> they would regulate much of the water in the united states but it would go beyond regulation on private property. something congressional critics say threaten private property rights. >> they want to control the private use of water on private property. they have done so without letting their science board weigh in. >> this isn't the first time that congress has raised question about the science hiepd behind the vigor. epa has ignored congress's request for the data behind the clean air acts that might cause businesses up to $90. they promised to provide that data, but now the science committee has had to issue a subpoena. >> one of the concerns i have is resources continue to be challenged and challenged and congress is continuing to challenge us on the house side. >> smith says he might issue more subpoenas. >> what about legal challenges? >> there are a lot in the wo
CNN
Dec 4, 2013 3:00am PST
americans there's more to obama care than the fumbled rollout, a powerful ally talked to cnn espanol. >> i don't think you can find anybody harder that went out of his way to explain the bill more than i did. >> reporter: he's smoothing over tension lingering from this. >> the president should honor the federal government made to those people and let them keep what they got. >> reporter: when he publicly urged obama last month to keep his promise about his health care law. for clinton, the issue hits close to home. >> i have a lot at stake here personally for the work i've done for health care and the work i tried to support. and hillary does, too. we've been working on this health care thing for 20 years. >> reporter: president obama will be speaking at a youth summit on the affordable care act. chris, as you know, young people are key to this. they're si their signing up, is going to offset, that's the plan anyway, older americans who are more costly to care for. >> absolutely. brianna keilar at the white house this morning. >>> another situation for you to watch this morning, a winter s
CNN
Dec 3, 2013 2:00pm PST
're in "the situation room." >>> all that coming up. we begin with an american held captive in cuba since 2009. now begging president obama to personally intervene. 64-year-old alan fwroes sa gros country, quote, abandoned him after he was imprisoned for bringing communications items. joining us, jill dougherty with the latest. jil, what are you learning? >> alan gross says he's in a small cell with two other inmates. he gets about an hour a day outside in a very small courtyard. and he says other than a few phone calls and visits, he is completely isolated from the outside world. at the gates of the white house, the wife of alan gross pleads for the president to help her husband. >> please, mr. president, don't leave alan to die in cuba. >> reporter: today marks the fourth anniversary of alan gross' imprisonment in cuba. arrested while working as a contractor for the u.s. government, bringing internet connectivity to cuba's jewish community. he was accused of trying to subvert the cuban revolution and sentenced to 15 years in prison. gross' family just released a letter from the 64-year-old t
CNN
Dec 3, 2013 10:00am PST
to sign up for obama care may be a tough sell. according to a brand-new gallup poll, americans aged 18 to 29 are the least familiar with the health care law. this is the main group, by the way, an the administration needs toe attract to make the whole system work. call it crisis management on a global scale. vice president biden is on a mission to ease tensions between china and japan. he and the new u.s. ambassador to japan, caroline kennedy sat down with japan's deputy prime minister taro aso today. hot on the agenda, how to handle the defense zone chooen has over the sea. he was deeply concerned over the actions. >> the u.s. has an interest in lowering the tensions in this region as i believe all the countries in northeast asia share that same interest with us. >> this underscores the need for crisis management mechanisms and effective channels of communication between china and japan to reduce the risk of escalation. >> the vice president heads to meet with china's president xi jinping on wednesday. the u.s. and japan have refused to recognize china's new air defense zone. >>> shop
ABC
Dec 2, 2013 3:00am PST
. >> all right. >>> the obama administration urging north korea to free an elderly american tourist after he appeared in a new video. the video shows 85-year-old merrill newman confessing to war crimes reading from an awkwardly phrased text. the first time he has been seen since he was detained five weeks ago. pulled off of a plane and no explanation. >> we just hope whatever that misunderstanding is will be resolved. >> swedish ambassador visited newman on saturday and told his family he's in good health. they are hoping to have him home before the new year. >> the ambassador also was able to relay the message that he's being treated by doctors. the food that he is being given is good, and he feels that they are treating him well. at least that's the message from him to the ambassador to his family. no telling if he was coerced or forced into reading this, and there's no telling if the message he's giving the ambassador is in front of some official. >> of course. he's 85 years old. the concern for if his health is very legitimate. he's not the only one held in north korea. another americ
CBS
Dec 2, 2013 5:00pm PST
of newman reading an alleged apology letter for crimes during the korean war. the obama administration is urging north korea to release new imagine and another american held there for more than a year. >>> a new clue in the death of "fast & furious" actor paul walker. >> up next, the new security video that shows the fiery crash and it may help rule out one theory on what happened. >> speed was a factor in the deadly train derailment in new york. what the engineer says was the problem. >> and the bay area woman is showing no love to southwest after she says the carrier kicked her and her service dog off a plane in oakland. ,,,,,, friend on saturday. jeff ng has the tape and why it may s in >>> new video of the fiery crash that killed actor paul walker and a friend on saturday. jeff nguyen has the tape and why it may prove the car walker was in was not drag-racing. >> reporter: new video obtained by omg insider shows the car crash that killed "fast & furious" star paul walker. you can see an explosion and smoke and flames shooting about 20 feet into the air after impact. today walker's
CNN
Dec 3, 2013 3:00am PST
administration is launching a three-week push to remind americans about the benefits of obama care. can they change the conversation around the president's signature domestic achievement? and also this, a senior republican senator is calling out the white house and this is how. listen. >> i think the current administration has taken lying to a new level. >> let's talk about all of it with john avalon, cnn political analyst and executive editor of the daily beast. let's talk about john cornyn in just a second. i want to get your take on the new push by the white house. three weeks, every day they'll have a new message, coming from the white house or somewhere else, touting the benefits of the law. they did this leading up to the launch of the law. we know what happened. is this going to work? what are they going to accomplish? >> this is the obama care advent calendar. this morning, someone mailed one to burman and it's good. we'll stick with it. one of the fascinating facts about the signature law, it's been terribly explained from the get-go. it's been a communications failure and a lo
CNN
Dec 3, 2013 10:00pm PST
the best education they can. it's four years after president obama says what is at stake is nothing less than the american dream and george w. bush warned about the soft bigotry and reynold regan said it's eroded by a rising tide of mediocrity. a global exam given to 15-year-old s showing them average in science and reading and below average in math. there were little or no gains in the last decade while other countries raced ahead of the united states. here to talk about it amanda riply author of the smartest kids in the world and how they got that way. this latest study is one of a continuing string of stud sdis that shows the u.s. educational system lacking behind the rest of the world. it doesn't seem like the u.s. is getting worse, just the rest of the world getting better. >> that's exactly right, anderson. this is very revealing. it shows we're walking around in one of those people movers going nowhere, the rest of the world, very many countries are on escalators. what this shows is it's not so much we've been doing anything differently but in a context everybody is playing to win
CNN
Dec 4, 2013 9:00am PST
. obama, has just finished speaking. he was giving a speech in washington at the center of american progress. speaking about the economy and also the government's potential to help address what he said was the united states' rising inequality. here's part of what he just had to say about paying for a college education. >> when michele, the daughter of a shift worker at a water plant and a secretary wanted to go to college, just like me, this country helped us afford it. until we could pay it back. so what drives me is a grandson, a son, a father, as an american is to make sure that every striving, hard-working optimistic kid in america has the same incredible chance that this country gave me. >> and many will probably remember that the president and the first lady have been very open about it took so many years to pay off those loans, there's 40 years old before finally paying off the loans. let's talk to jim acosta with more on the president's message about affording education, the disparity of economics in this corrupt, et cetera, et cetera. >> sure. hi, guys. a couple of things w
FOX News
Dec 2, 2013 11:00am PST
is going to find you, too, with those fines. might make a few americans a little fearful today. chris stirewalt. thanks so much. have a great week. >>> the obama administration says its health care website should now work for the vast majority, there's that word again, of americans. there are still plenty of errors being reported. like peter dfound out. what did you find out? >> a lot more problems to healthcare.gov than on amazon, gretchen. all morning long healthcare.gov is having major issues. they appear to be the result of high volume. the administration said this week, as you know, 50,000 users are supposed to be able to simultaneously shop at healthcare.gov. mo most of my attempts to log in or apply for coverage today have been met with this notice. there are too many visitors at the website. there is an option to enter an e-mail for a follow up about better times to come back. i first entered my e-mail 11:40 this morning, about 2 1/2 hours ago. still waiting for that note back. take a look at this. just complete gibberish. on the first screen that an interested consumer would
NBC
Dec 4, 2013 5:30pm PST
're told they will be going back out tomorrow morning. >> mark potter, thanks. >>> president obama called for a hike in the minimum wage to help with the dangerous and growing income gap which he says and has said repeatedly is eroding the american dream. one recent study showed almost all the economic gains have gone to the very top, the 1%. tomorrow we'll be covering a job action among fast food workers in upwards of 100 cities across the country who plan to walk offer the job to protest low wages. >>> getting out alive. richard engle with wounded american troops, including one who heroically risked his life to save others. >>> and later, the moment the first dog got too excited making a new friend and what followed today at the white house. >>> we're back. and with all the talk of late about america's longest war and when the u.s. is leaving afghanistan, it's so important to remember there are still tens of thousands of american troops in harm's way. over the past 12 years, 51,000 u.s. service members have been injured in iraq and afghanistan, and sadly, that figure continues to rise.
CNN
Dec 2, 2013 3:00am PST
into the problem that obama care requires an amnesia about the american's experience with health care. here's what i think republicans need. they do need somebody that will put forward a positive alternative plan t. last time they did that it was romney care and it was this plan. now there is the opportunity. i agree with you chris the obligation. democrats are going to need to do their best to make it work. you will need a reasonable republican that can move the ball forward for pre-existing conditions. >> when you look at the calendar, looking at the politicalen da politicalen dar. -- politicalen doctor. >> we are all looking at the mid-term elections six months before. the results will be baked in the cake pretty sufficiently. if the screwup continues, democrats get hurt. if this is looking in the mirror like some republicans try to exploit, maybe it has a political punch for us today. >> don't think it doesn't work in washington. they made problems with dealing with spending in the upcoming budget talks. you know wednesday deadline, when are we going to do it? our super committee conference of
FOX News
Dec 2, 2013 12:00pm PST
. first from the news difficult. the obama administration officials saying dramatic improvements to healthcare.gov. the web site for millions of americans to sign on for the belt -- benefits but the site is still far from 100%. the white house says computer programmers have been working nonstop since the launch in october. they were trying to meet the president's december 1st december 1st deadline to get the site up to speed. officials said they met the goal and the system can now handle 50,000 users at one time with an error rate of less than 1%. but our news deck team ran into problems. we got what appeared to be a blank screen with a web site logo, win we scrolled to the bob of the page we got this message. the web site is overloaded. you have to wait. the white house says 375,000 or so people went to health care.gov just before non. officials admit there's work to do. >> the president believes the site has been significantly improved, and that the teams in place have worked 24/7 for weeks now to make those improvements, including significant improvements made over the weekend
MSNBC
Dec 2, 2013 9:00am PST
, judge us on what we've tried to repeal. the dozens of votes to repeal obama care, jobs bills, things are languishing, not only majority of americans want, majority of voters want. look, if they are going to refashion themselves, they need a new leader latino lesbian under 25. but there aren't any republican party and that's the problem. >> you've got to ask yourself, too, i'm trying to think of a sports metaphor, like having a case of the chickenpox that mask your sprained ankle. the affordable care act provided the smoke screen so they don't have to deal with the instructial problems within the party. republicans made zero progress reaching out to any demographic groups, women, young people, latino, autopsy, the famous rans priebus document they have to stay alive for that great tea party rally in the sky. >> you're seeing a conflict between the fact the party wants durable majorities and beholden to shrinking monochromatic base. i think it would be a real conservative to replace boehner at some point, could wake up to the fact not about insufficient conservatism. only thing they ag
Al Jazeera America
Dec 2, 2013 8:00pm EST
in deadly crash in new yor new yor. four people died, dozens of others were injured. >>> the obama administration says after weeks of problems the healthcare.org website is finally fixed. >>> an estimated 131 million americans will have spent about $2 billion by the end of this cybermonday. that would be a record day for thisdi
CBS
Dec 3, 2013 7:00am PST
less success here in china. charlie, norah? >> thanks seth. >>> this morning american contractor alan gross is asking president obama to help win his release from cuba. he was distributing communications equipment under a u.s. government contract when he was arrested four years ago today. rhodes is serving a 15-year sentence for crimes against cuba. in a letter to the president, he write, "i still want to believe my government values my life and my service. i refuse to accept that my country would believe me behind." >>> a new report out this morning finds american high school students are falling further behind their peers in other countries. the u.s. is now ranked 31st in math 24th in science, and 21st in reading. the assessment is based on a worldwide test taken last year by 6,000 american 15-year-olds. the test results show no improvement by u.s. students over the past decade. >>> time to show you some of this morning's headlines. "the wall street journal" says the number of banks in the united states are at their lowest level since the great depression. fe
CNN
Dec 2, 2013 10:00am PST
're not getting any enrollment data at all. . the white house says it's working to fix those problems. obama care is designed to help more people get insurance coverage. what about making americans healthier? dr. sanjay gupta is joining us to you. you wrote a very provocative article on cnn.com, it's now posted which says there's too much focus on the website. explain the driving point you're making here. >> well, i think everyone's focused on the website and it's become this horse race looking at numbers from month to month and figuring out just how well the site is going to work. obviously it's very important. i've talked about this quite a bit. if you look at some off the goals of health reform overall, not just health insurance reform but health reform, it was certainly about increasing access so more people had health care insurance but more so, it was about trying to create a healthier america. and that was sort of the point of my article was let's not lose sight of the big picture in all of this and how do we create a healthier america. there was a fascinating study done a few years ago ou
Al Jazeera America
Dec 9, 2013 6:00am EST
involving 1.3 million americans, on saturday president obama had this to say about the benefits, have a listen, joe. >> now that economic lifeline is in jeopardy. all because republicans in this congress, which is on track to the most unproductive in history have so far refused to extend it. >> reporter: why do republicans want to see the emergency benefits end? >> well, i think republicans like democrats support the idea of making sure that people who lost their jobs have some kind of a fallback, but the question becomes how long. if you extend the unemployment benefits that is longer than currently right now, they are scheduled to expire i think on december 28, part of the challenge you have is weakening the economy and why i say that is because right now if you look at the labor force participation rate, the people looking for work, that has diminished over the last five years and it was 63% so fewer people working. >> right, you are saying that because of the unemployment benefits and yet. >> right. >> reporter: the economy has not reached the point any economist said it's easy
NBC
Dec 3, 2013 6:00pm PST
to come, finally a ray of light for obama care. the president said today the revamped website is working for, quote, most americans. but what does he mean by "working"? we have a reality check coming up for you. >>> i'm janelle wang. a cause of death finally confirmed for convicted kidnapper and rapist ariel castro. >>> new details on the deadly commuter train crash in new york city. why some suspect the engineer may have dozed off behind the controls. it's next in "world tonight." >>> more uncertainty for b.a.r.t. riders. i'm cheryl hurd live in san francisco. i'll show you why this document may hold the future for a new b.a.r.t. contract. [ male announcer ] this is a leather-wrapped steering wheel. this is a heated leather seat. this is a secret storage space. this is another. this is 8.4 inches of go-anywhere. this is 20 inches of water-fording talent. this is armor. this is 31 miles per gallon, highway. this is the freedom to keep chasing all the horizons you want. introducing the all-new jeep cherokee. ♪ >>> b.a.r.t. riders, hold on to your seats. you could be headed for another b
NBC
Dec 3, 2013 7:00am PST
americans to sign up for affordable care health coverage. the improved obama care was website was able to handle at least 750,000 visitors monday although they did not say how many actually signed up. >>> there's been another alarming shark attack off of hawaii's coast. a man bitten monday while fishing died from his injuries. mara has more. >> officials say a shark attacked a man on a small island off of the southwest coast of maui. a popular spot for diving and snorkeling. they identified the victim as a 57-year-old from washington. he was kayaking with a friend when he began screaming for help. his friend paddled toward him and found his bleeding severely from his right leg. his friend tried to put a tourniquet on him and reach a boat but he died upon reaching the shore. >>> this is the 8th attack near maui this year. the 13th statewide. prompting a major study of shark behavior in the region. the area where the latest attack took place remains closed this morning. >> we're closing the beach and monitoring and make sure that everybody stays out of the water. that will remain in effe
CNN
Dec 6, 2013 6:00am PST
and it was a revelation for many, many americans. >> i'm sure president obama and i'm sure you'll agree was deeply disappointed when he was in south africa earlier this year, with his family, he was not able to go and meet president mandela, because he was so gravely ill. i'm sure he would have loved to have done that, but he obviously couldn't. he'll head to south africa in the coming days for the funeral, this will be an important event not only for president obama but for the united states. >> yes, and again, wolf, mandela has not been himself for a number of years. i think it was understandable he wasn't able to meet with the president. mandela say man of such great pride. the last few years when his memory was failing him, he felt awkward, seeing people, but i do think it's a great opportunity for president obama, president obama has had an important and deep focus on africa, the young african leaders initiative that he started as something that he cares a great deal about, so i think it will be an important moment when he does go over there for the funeral. >> you and i were in capetown, sou
MSNBC
Dec 2, 2013 12:00pm PST
american shoppers, it's cyber monday. a great day to buy online health insurance. the obama administration says it's now hit its 90% goal which was its title -- 90% of its goal. i'm no math whiz but 7 million by march, that's a lot getting a error messages. they can handle 50,000 simultaneously and 800,000 visits a day. preliminary reports say 100,000 people signed up in november, nearly four times october's numbers but the official numbers are tba. chris cal in relaying data is still not working well. some americans think they are enrolled but their new insurance company says they have no idea. if the december 23rd deadline is right around the corner, which means happy holidays to you and yours and peter alexander is with us from the white house where the christmas tree arrived on friday. we can see behind you marking world aids day today. peter, is the website fixed? >> reporter: is the website fixed? it's a good question. we can say the president believes in the words of jay carney it is significantly improved. they just wrapped up the white house briefing a matter of moments ago. they
MSNBC
Dec 2, 2013 2:00pm PST
to be an epic failure. >> john cornyn still thinks obama care is on life support. >> it is amazing, the level of rhetoric they'll throw at the american people. >> we know that lying to congress is a crime. but unfortunately, lying to the american people is not. >> joining me tonight, josh marshal. he is the founder and editor of talking points memo. i want to compliment your website. i can it's one of the best political websites out there. thanks for being on the program. all right. you have got john cornyn now, all of a sudden seems to be the lead dog on negativity for the republicans. >> yeah. >> coming from a state that does not bode very well when it comes to health care. what do you make of it? >> you know, tea party challenge puts the fear of god into some senators. i think that's part of what we're seeing with senator cornyn. but, you know, the tweet he did today saying this stuff about, you know, basically, oh, the website is fixed? well, there's a bunch of other things to still complain about with obama care. the problems with the website, which were a total unforced error and real e
CNN
Dec 2, 2013 2:00pm PST
the obama care website? dr. sanjay gupta is here to explain how health insurance alone could make people actually even less healthy if they're not taking care of themselves. >>> an american veteran of the korean war apologizing from inside north korea, where he's now being detained. was his confession of crimes coerced? stay with us. twins. i didn't see them coming. i have obligations. cute obligations, but obligations. i need to rethink the core of my portfolio. what i really need is sleep. introducing the ishares core, building blocks for the heart of your portfolio. find out why 9 out of 10 large professional investors choose ishares for their etfs. ishares by blackrock. call 1-800-ishares for a prospectus which includes investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. read and consider it carefully before investing. risk includes possible loss of principal. life could be hectic. as a working mom of two young boys angie's list saves me a lot of time. after reading all the reviews i know i'm making the right choice. online or on the phone, we help you hire right the first time. with
MSNBC
Dec 2, 2013 1:00pm PST
republicans now run the risk of hubris, thinking obama care means we can go whole hog. we don't have to worry about really appearing uncompassionate when a lot of americans are changing their minds about things like minimum wage or food stamps or i might be one of those have nots and it might be important to have some of these policies. and guess what, republicans are against them all. >> the trap they're in, in primaries, they need to be real conservative and even heartless. i was talking to a tea party republican not long ago who said that in his conservative district in texas, they call unemployment insurance fun employment insurance. it's just a way for people to, you know, be living off the federal government. no compassion at all. so they don't want to get primaried and lose those primaries. but if they get too far out on the uncompassionate side, some of them in some swing districts, and there are not that many, could have real trouble in november. so what they're betting on is they have another 80 million voter election the way we did in 2010, instead of 125 voter election the way we
FOX
Dec 3, 2013 7:00am PST
-day trial. a judge ruled it's eligible for it. detroit is the biggest american city ever to see bankruptcy protection. >>> president obama has called a news conference for today. he will be highlighting people who have been helped by his health reform law. the president's news conference comes a day after the team in charge of fixing the healthcare.gov website says it's worked out most of the bugs. the president will be talking about the provisions of the athe affordable care act -- of the affordable care act. he will be joined by americans who the white house says has benefited from the new law. >>> christmas coming early for some texas restaurant workers. a -- san francisco restaurant workers. a tip as high as $10,000. brian flores is in san francisco trying to solve this mystery, brian. >> reporter: i'm trying. i'm trying. good morning to you. yeah, this person has left thousands of dollars in tips in a couple of restaurants here in san francisco. one of them is this taco restaurant. their motivation is coming from a higher power. they've left tips in restaurants across the country. som
CNN
Dec 3, 2013 6:00am PST
americans in benghazi and the new health care reform law. senator jon cornyn says in both cases, the obama administration has been doing nothing but lying. >> i think the current administration has taken lying to a new level. cornyn made that statement during a google hang out section. is he running for re-election. >>> while republicans attack obama care, the white house is about to go on the offensive, making a new push to tout the program's benefits as it tries to turn public opinion after two months of really bad publicity. cnn's senior white house correspondent brianna keilar is in washington to tell us how. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, carol. this is a push that president obama is beginning today and is going to take place over the next few weeks. he will be trying to focus not on the website, which still has some issues, although it's doing better, but focus instead on his signature health care program. and then what we're going to see, starting tomorrow, is an emphasis each day on what the white house feels are some of the best selling points, consumer selling points fo
ABC
Dec 4, 2013 1:40am PST
cities. single digits in the northern rockies. 30s in the pacific northwest. >>> now the obama administration is praising the fixes to healthcare.gov there are still some americans who have no plans to sign up. 28% o poly te enr 17% of americans are uninsured. >>> immigration adctes the country are going witho on this the largest group of fasters has been camped out on the nationa mall for thpas serena mrom washington. >> reporter: it's been 22 days and their bodies have finally had enough. >> it's my prayer the commitment and the love of those fasters and their fellow human beings will change hearts and minds in our congress. >> reporter: ending their fast for immigration reform, but not before passing the fast off to a new group. >> we end one fast and begin another. we will draw attention to the importance of immigration reform. >> reporter: the fast which first began november 12th, now in the fourth week and capt country, including prest hopes to bring the house esenl ca vote on immigration reform where it hasled >> age ens how desperaon i >> epornew
MSNBC
Dec 3, 2013 6:00am PST
1st. as part of the effort, president obama will be sitting down for an exclusive interview with our own chris matthews on thursday, december 5th, part of the "hardball" college tour, live in american university. in addition to the president's efforts, you're going to hear senate democratic leaders urging members to go on offense by collecting stories of people who have benefited from the law overall. then what the dnc will do, launching an effort they describe as a sustained campaign to promote the law. lit include a website to push back against republican criticism. for the gop, they're trying to be critical to convince people that fixing the website doesn't necessarily fix the law. >> people are going to find out their rates are going up, people who have insurance they like will be losing it. the individual market is pretty tiny compared to what's yet to come, and as that unfolds this thing will be an unmitigated political disaster for the president. >> political issues aside, many consumers will be able to draw their own conclusions about how well healthcare.gov is working. many
Al Jazeera America
Dec 2, 2013 6:00am EST
. republicans talked about how obamacare is a problem for americans, while democrats focused on the dramatic progress of the website, saying the obama administration hit the big benchmarks it said it would. >> 50,000 people at one time, 800,000 people a day. look, this is going to take sometime before it's up and kicking in full gear. >> 15% of the population didn't have health insurance when this started roughly. we think that number was closer to 10. what they've done is disrupted it for the 85% that had health care and their costs are going up significantly, so we've broken the system to help a few. >> the white house says enrollment jumped from 30% to 80%, but they're still calling it a work in progress. >> you logged on to the website this morning. is it faster, working better? >> yes. i did it back on october 1 when it was very rocky and slow you. noticed immediately that clicking through the pages was very fast. the true test of how well this new and improved healthcare.gov will really come in the next few weeks. there is a december 23 deadline. people need to meet the deadline on dec
FOX
Dec 9, 2013 7:00am PST
and why some oppose. >>> president obama heading to south africa for nelson mandela's funeral. how the service will serve as a rare union for other elite americans. >>> newschopper2 has just arrived. we're looking at lanes of the crash on highway 4 being cleaned up, live as we speak. you can see. the damage is already done. find out how long this back up is on highway. >>> when was the last time it was this cold? 1989, 1990, and 1972. moist words were set in 1972. we'll if we've set any -- we'll see if we've set any records yet -- coming up. >>> welcome back. 7:15. new this morning, president obama is on his way to south africa right now to attend the memorial service for nelson mandela. now, you watched it here live on the morning news about two hours ago. president obama and first lady michelle obama boarding air force one. now, also on air force one for the trip to south africa former president george w. bush, his wife, laura, and former secretary of state hillary clinton. former presidents jimmy carter and bill clinton will also be attending the memorial but they are traveling
CNN
Dec 9, 2013 3:00am PST
africa. leaders from at least a dozen countries will be here, united states president obama, as well as two former presidents, presidents clinton and bush as well as their wives will be in attendance with many other american dignitaries. they will be joined by the leaders of at least a dozen other countries, and more are continuing to join. >> madiba, this guy was the greatest, we'll never see someone like him again. >> reporter: on sunday, thousands packed places of worship in pretoria and soweto, different creeds and colors honoring a special man. >> today was a special mass for madiba. he said peace and we must hold that peace so that where is he, he'll be very pleased. >> reporter: tears and cheers capturing the loss and love for tata or father, as south africans called mandela. the makeshift memorials outside mandela's johannesburg home continue to grow but the greatest memorial may be the faces, black and white together. parents bring children who will live a life madiba helped make possible. >> they were born free, they were born in the free south africa so they'll experience
MSNBC
Dec 2, 2013 3:00am PST
accomplished. by the paper's editorial board. if the miracle fix is real, the white house will open the obama care black box to an independent audit or maybe start by answering questions honestly. the mission accomplished posed is another attempt to power through a political deadline. americans who have now administered the administrati administration's plan. >> so, you know, typical of this whole disaster, people -- it's worse than not being able to sign up. if you're signing up, you go to the doctor and they say who are you? nobody is addressing this. >> are you saying people are being left without insurance and being duped into fake policies? >> no. >> i'm not saying that. we're saying it should work. that to be describing it as repaired and fixed when people are signing up for something that they still do not have. >> they are not getting duped. it's incompetence on the part of the website. it's not working. >> what the president wanted to do with obama care is a great goal have people secure and confident. we're in a period for a lot of consumers of great uncertainty. the press conferenc
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